Legal Towing Essentials

It’s a common question: how do I know if my car can tow that caravan? As you’ve probably noticed, there is a lot of advice on this topic, in printed magazines and in online forums....

Top 10 RV Modifications

So you’re thinking about giving free-camping a go. You would like to travel without having to pay for caravan parks every night but you’re not sure whether your camper is equipped to do so. Well...

Three tips to hitch your caravan

Hitching a caravan isn’t a dark art but, for the unwary, it can become complicated. These three top tips might make all the difference… MEASURE TOWBALL DOWNLOAD Not knowing how much weight is pushing on your...
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CNC Router in Action

Shopping for a new caravan? If so, you've probably come across the term 'CNC cut'. But what does that mean? Essentially, the term 'CNC' stands for 'computer numerical control'. It's a sophisticated milling system that will,...
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Caravan Repairs: Dos and Don’ts

No matter how enthusiastic you are, or how developed your DIY skills, there are some jobs that shouldn’t be tackled by the home handyman. And that includes certain caravan repairs and maintenance jobs. It should go...
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True Grit: the Makings of an Offroad Caravan

Go RV sat down with Trakmaster's Russell Seebach for his take on the essential characteristics of a genuine offroad caravan...

Offroad Caravans: Five Key Features

Offroad caravans come in all shapes and sizes. But the truth is, offroad caravans are not created equally. SUBSCRIBE TO GORV FOR FREE! Many caravans badged ‘offroad’ are genuine bush-thumping beasts that will follow the tracks...
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Caravan Axle Advice

The axle is, arguably, one of the least-considered components of any caravan, though they’re also one of the most important. After all, the weight of the entire van, minus the ball weight, rests on...
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Test: Tradeflame 12V Soldering Iron

When we can spend a lot of time touring the country, it’s not uncommon to be asked what specific tools we carry in our toolkit. Apart from the obvious spanners, screwdrivers, sockets and some...

Caravan Weight Myths

Myth 1: It is fine to have end weight (like toolboxes and spare wheels) as long as the front end is heavier than the back. Reality: This is commonly believed. It is a very dangerous...
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